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Auction Description for Webb's: Collectables, Decorative Art
Auction Description:
Collectables, Decorative Art
Viewing Notes:
30th & 31st March, 9am to 5.30pm. 1st & 2nd April, 11am to 5pm. 3rd, 4th & 5th April, 9am to 5.30 pm
Sale Notes:
www.webbs.co.nz

Collectables, Decorative Art

by Webb's


226 lots

April 6, 2006

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

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Lot 400: A Tokotoko (Walking Stick) Attributed to Jacob William Heberley [Hakopa Heperi] 1849-1906. Of dark stained wood with inlaid paua shell and bone. The handle carved as a male figure with stylized body and naturalistic head bearing male tattoo the eyes

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Description: A Tokotoko (Walking Stick) Attributed to Jacob William Heberley [Hakopa Heperi] 1849-1906. Of dark stained wood with inlaid paua shell and bone. The handle carved as a male figure with stylized body and naturalistic head bearing male tattoo the eyes are inset with bone The head extends into a loop handle typical of sticks made by Heberley incised with kowhaiwhai pattern and uniting to the stick with a manaia head. The male figure stands above two bulbous mouthed manaia heads which in turn surmount zones of rauponga and kowhaiwhai pattern interspersed by profile janus weku mask heads. L.920mm Cf. Te Papa Collection Wellington ME.12066 a similar walking stick c.1872. Hastings Cultural Centre Collection 717 a similar walking stick dated to 1896. American Museum of Natural History New York 80.1-1642 a tekoteko with similar manaia heads. See further detail InFocus section of this catalogue page 23 Y registered

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Lot 401: A Wooden Walking Stick with Portrait Bust Finial Possibly made of taraire timber. The knob finial carved as a bust of a Maori male with incised moko detail and a generous moustache. The combination of these details would seem to indicate a late 19th

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Description: A Wooden Walking Stick with Portrait Bust Finial Possibly made of taraire timber. The knob finial carved as a bust of a Maori male with incised moko detail and a generous moustache. The combination of these details would seem to indicate a late 19th century manufacture. Similar examples are recorded. L.880mm. Y registered

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Lot 402: An Exceptional Quality Kahu Kiwi Fine dress cloaks (korowai) produced by Maori were named after their ornamentation hence one where a certain feather type predominates the cloak gains the name of the bird. This kahu kiwi is produced from fine

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Description: An Exceptional Quality Kahu Kiwi Fine dress cloaks (korowai) produced by Maori were named after their ornamentation hence one where a certain feather type predominates the cloak gains the name of the bird. This kahu kiwi is produced from fine selected flax (muka) hand prepared and woven. Additional bias weft rows are inserted in the body of this cloak to give form for the cloak to sit over the shoulders. Reference: Te Rangi Hiroa The Coming of the Maori page 174. The kahu kiwi has the following oral provenance: A gift on the c.1863 marriage of Mere Ngamai [Mere Kapa Ngamai II] and James Robson a sawmiller from Greytown Wairarapa. This cloak was given by the bride's grandfather Rawiri Motutere (d.1869). Motutere also known as Rawiri Kowheta and Maweuweu lived at Koangaumu at Titahi Bay and Ngauranga (Wellington) and was a chief of Te Ati Awa ( Taranaki and Wellington) Mere Ngamai II also known as Mary Harrison was the daughter of Mere Kapa Ngamai I d.1852) and James Harrison (d. circa 1845) an American (Boston?) whaler who lived on Kapiti Island. 1070 X 1450mm. Y registered

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Lot 403: A Pre-European Mere Pounamu (Nephrite Hand Club) The matt polished blade feathers to a fine narrow edge around the upper section while thickening around the slightly reduced grip. A stone tool drilled oblique 'hourglass' hole of considerable size

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Description: A Pre-European Mere Pounamu (Nephrite Hand Club) The matt polished blade feathers to a fine narrow edge around the upper section while thickening around the slightly reduced grip. A stone tool drilled oblique 'hourglass' hole of considerable size pieces the grip above a swollen ridged butt knob. The stone is of kawakawa variety dark green with black flecks and lighter streaks almost translucent at the thinned edges. The smaller size has anecdotally been referred to as a 'fighting' mere rather than carried as a badge of rank however study of mere recorded in the Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum( no.12 1982 Catalogue of Maori Artefacts.)records sizes between 222mm up to a massive 490mm and would seem to indicate that manufacture was determinate on availability of suitable material. This hypothesis would seem to be borne out by the more uniform size of patu onewa generally between 300 - 400mm. 19th century mere examples appear to become more uniform in size. 18th century. L.250mm. Y registered

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Lot 404: A Pre-European Mere Pounamu (Nephrite Hand Club) Of kahatea variety nephrite dark green with darker flecks and striations visually opaque The elongated blade reduces to a barely discernable grip which is pierced with an oblique hourglass hole and

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Description: A Pre-European Mere Pounamu (Nephrite Hand Club) Of kahatea variety nephrite dark green with darker flecks and striations visually opaque The elongated blade reduces to a barely discernable grip which is pierced with an oblique hourglass hole and swells to a ridged butt knob. This mere was found buried in two pieces and has been rejoined with a gold inlay at the fracture point in the manner of Oriental porcelain restoration. L.391mm. Y registered

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